The Solidarity Framework: An Intersectional Approach
A TWO-PART WORKSHOP with J MASE III
Sunday, March 25th: 1:00 – 4:00 p
Saturday, March 31st: 9:30 a -12:30 p
Cost: $25.00 (scholarships available)
WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS OF ALLYSHIP?
This workshop will ask participants to critically examine how we often use allyship as a method of preserving cultural practices that are damaging to the most marginalized. The presented framework will give participants a model to follow when wondering, “am I acting in solidarity with X community” with a focus on addressing racial justice and trans erasure. While the foundation will start with an understanding of intersections within the LGBTQ+ spectrum, this framework can be utilized within many settings/social identities. Each participant will come out of this session with a better understanding of power/privilege dynamics, solidarity, and having developed a plan of action within their own life and/or work. Be prepared for self-reflection and an opportunity to shift current practices.
J Mase III is a Black/trans/queer poet based in Seattle by way of NYC. As an educator, J Mase has worked with thousands of community members in the US, the UK and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA youth and adults in spaces such as k-12 schools, universities, faith communities and restricted care facilities among others. He is the founder of the international performance tour Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement and founder of awQward, the first ever trans & queer people of color specific talent agency.